Home Affairs Committee Press Notice

Session 2005-06 / PN No. 45

CHAIRMAN OF THE CRIMINAL CASES REVIEW COMMISSION TO GIVE EVIDENCE

The Committee will take oral evidence from Professor Graham Zellick, Chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, on Tuesday 10 October at 10.15 a.m. This will be a single evidence session and is not part of a longer inquiry. It is expected that the Committee will cover a range of current issues relating to the work of the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

This session will take place in either a Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House committee room. This session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to confirm these details closer to the meeting please telephone the Committee Information Line on 020 7219 2033.

In advance of the session the Committee is seeking short written submissions from interested parties, highlighting issues which should be raised at this meeting. Such evidence should not exceed 1,000 words and should be submitted no later than Monday 4 September.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Evidence submitted should:
-if possible, be provided as electronic versions in MS Word or Rich Text format
-include full postal address and contact details
-begin with a short page summary
-have numbered paragraphs
-avoid the use of colour or expensive-to-print material

Material already published elsewhere should not form the basis of a submission, but may be referred to within a proposed memorandum, in which case a hard copy of the published work should be included. Submissions should be sent to the Clerk of the Committee via [email protected] or, by post , to Home Affairs Committee, 7 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA. Further guidance on the submission of evidence can be found in the http://www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/witguide.htm

The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish the written evidence it receives, either by printing the evidence or by making it publicly available through the Parliamentary Record Office. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure; the Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.

It would be helpful, for Data Protection purposes, if individuals wishing to submit written evidence send their contact details in a covering letter. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Notes to editors:
1. The Committee last took evidence from the Criminal Cases Review Commission on 27 January 2004 (published as HC 289-i, Session 2003-04).

The Committee membership is as follows:
Rt Hon John Denham (Chairman) (Lab) (Southampton Itchen)
Mr Richard Benyon (Con) (Newbury)
Mr Jeremy Browne (Lib Dem) (Taunton)
Mr James Clappison (Con) (Hertsmere)
Mrs Ann Cryer (Lab) (Keighley)
Mrs Janet Dean (Lab) (Burton)
Mr Shahid Malik (Lab) (Dewsbury)
Margaret Moran (Lab) (Luton South)
Gwyn Prosser (Lab) (Dover)
Bob Russell (Lib Dem) (Colchester)
Martin Salter (Lab) (Reading West)
Mr Richard Spring (Con) (West Suffolk)
Mr Gary Streeter (Con) (South West Devon)
Mr David Winnick (Lab) (Walsall North)

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